Dads and grandads can ride popular miniature railway for free this Father's Day

dads and grandads have free entry to Audley End Miniature Railways for Father's Day
-Credit: (Image: Audley End Miniature Railway)


Father's Day is the one day a year when you can really focus on making sure the dads in your family feel loved and appreciated. Free entry for all dads and grandads to a popular miniature railway near Cambs over the Father's Day weekend, is a great way to show them that love with the whole family.

Audley End Miniature Railway is just over the border in Essex, near Saffron Walden. Only a roughly 30-minute drive from Cambridge, the railway is a great day out for the whole family by taking a miniature train through magical woodland in the countryside.

The exciting event will not only be celebrating Father's Day but also the 60th anniversary of Audley End Miniature Railway. With free entry for dads and granddads, all visitors can experience the amazing history of the site, which includes fair rides, fun, games, and live music.

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This summer the railway will celebrate 60 years of creating family memories aboard the Audley End Miniature Railway. Lord Braybrooke began the railway in 1964 due to his passion for steam trains.

Audley End Miniature Railway travels through magical woodland
Audley End Miniature Railway travels through magical woodland -Credit:Audley End Miniature Railway

He opened the miniature railway to the public to provide entertainment for visitors to Audley End House next door, which is now run by English Heritage.

The Honourable Amanda Murray who runs Audley End Miniature Railway, and eldest daughter of Lord Braybrooke, said: “As we celebrate this enormous milestone the railway will connect our heritage with the future of our attraction.

"Our anniversary celebration across Father’s Day will welcome Father’s to come for free and families to enjoy a traditional British day out.”

Across Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June, 16, guests will enjoy a day out with wonderful music, interesting machinery to explore, fair rides, and cream teas.

Entry costs:

  • Fathers & Grandfathers: Free

  • Adults: £14.50

  • Children over 92cm: £14.50

  • Children under 92cm: £7.25

  • Children under one: free

You can book now from here.